Heimatkunde: Refuge - Migration - Integration in Brandenburg

Welcome at Heimatkunde Brandenburg! On this page you will find contemporary as well as historical examples of immigration in Brandenburg. Migration with all its causes and facets is not a new phenomenon of the recent past. Quite the contrary: Brandenburg always has been a region of people coming in. Our 'migration stories' start in the 16th century and end in 2018 Brandenburg: short clips are showing the different aspects of recent migration. Our project has an integrative character as the films were created in collaboration with young refugees - out of whom one was also behind the camera.

New Stories

Brandenburg residents learn Arabic

It is self-evident why newcomers are learning German relentlessly: Without language skills nothing is possible,… Mehr Erfahren

A Syrian entrepreneur in Brandenburg

In July 2016 Omar Kassab opened a shop for arabic groceries in Großräschen, Brandenburg. The… Mehr Erfahren

Huguenots in Brandenburg in the 17th century

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Berlin in the 19th century

Brandenburg’s history remains incomplete without Berlin. Over centuries, the city was the center of the… Mehr Erfahren

Jewish migrations in the 16th century

Since Slavic times Jewish families lived in Brandenburg. In the Middles Ages they inhabited Alt-… Mehr Erfahren

Refugees learn photography

In September 2017 young refugees exhibited their photographs at the Potsdam city hall. The exhibition… Mehr Erfahren

Portraits of young refugees

Since February 2017, 15 unaccompanied minor refugees have been living in Trebbin. They are living… Mehr Erfahren

Refuge – then and now

The traveling exhibition ‘Refuge then and now’ shows what displaced persons after World War II… Mehr Erfahren

Voluntary Year in Brandenburg

Dijwar is a volunteer on a heritage protected estate in Heiligengrabe, Brandenburg. Aside from preservation… Mehr Erfahren